Form and Growth Characteristics: Plant Type - ShrubGrowth Rate - Medium to FastMature Height - 3-6' (has been seen up to 8’ in the South) spreading/dense/rounded wider than tallMature Width - 3-6' (lower end of range in North)Longevity -
Ornamental Characteristics: Flower - White-flushed pink, funnel-shaped, 1" long-half as wide, throat 5 lobed, slightly fragrant, 2-5 together in leafy panicles at end of lateral branches, 0.75" long sepals (2-5 per flower) develop rose-purple tinge, persist late summer-early winter-to springFruit - One-seeded, leathery achene with no ornamental value; plant may be essentially sterileLeaf - Fall Color - Bronze-green to bronze-red to bronze-purple in late fall and into winterBark - Young-pubescent, reddish purple to reddish brown, fine textured appearance, older stem-exfoliating and split to expose light inner bark, bark peeling in string-like threads, leaf scars connected by a stipular line.Other Features - Excellent medium-fine textural effects in all seasons. Semi-evergreen, handsome in flower, use as bank cover, mass or facing plant, hedge in south; combines well with broadleaf evergreens; safest in zone 6 or south; requires no chemical inputs.Possible Use - Season Of Interest -
Culture and Care: Care Requirements - Easily grown, transplant B&B/container; acid, well-drained, moist soil; chlorosis in high pH; sun to half shade; damaged in severe winter-needs proper siting; prune dead wood in North; shade tolerance literature indicates; OK under red maple.Native Habitat - Hybrid of 2 Chinese species, Abelia chinensis × A. unifloraDiseases and Insects - None serious but leaf spots, mildew, root rots have been reported, aphids are a problem on soft, succulent growth.Strength - Weakness -Plants of this taxon:
Find Related Plants:- Other plants with the common name Abelia.- Other plants of the family Linnaeaceae.- Other plants of the genus Abelia.- Other plants of the species Abelia x grandiflora.